Style Advice of the Week

Amid all the excitement about spring break, it is sometimes easy to forget that it is unfortunately still winter. So, before you trade in your sweaters for crop tops and your hot tea for ice tea, take a minute to go through your winter closet and get some final wear out of your winter coats.

Since university is so big, there are a wide variety of styles and fashions on display everywhere you go. From preppy to vintage to ’80s-chic, I have seen pretty much every style of coat in existence this past winter season. However, in a school that takes pride in its “girls in pearls, guys in ties” Southern prep philosophy, peacoats have been the preferred go-to winter style around campus.

This Fashionista is preppy with a twist. She chose to wear a classy and timeless black peacoat tied at the waist. Coats in this style not only create an hourglass figure by accentuating the waist, but also instantly pull together any outfit. Since you are probably going to get a lot of use out of a coat, pick one in a timeless style and a neutral color so you can wear it for many seasons. The longer length and flattering color of this Fashionista’s coat ensures that this is one she will be able to rock year after year.

Instead of going the traditional preppy route with khakis, a skirt or even basic skinny jeans, this Fashionista finished off the look with rolled up boyfriend jeans which add an edgy vibe to the outfit. Finally, she chose some pointy toe tan booties to pull together this classy outfit with an urban edge. Find a similar pair here.

It may almost be time to say goodbye to the cold (thankfully) but take some time to go through your outerwear collection and keep the pieces that you know you will wear next year. Coats are a necessity anywhere it goes below 50 degrees, so be sure to choose wisely when shopping for the perfect one!


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